8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Fly
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Quito
— 3 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Isla Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to Sofia

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Quito

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Visit Quito Old Town and Basilica del Voto Nacional for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Capilla Del Hombre and La Ronda. Take a break from Quito with a short trip to Termas de Papallacta in Papallacta, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, stop by Bigalli Hats, and make a trip to El Panecillo.

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Sofia, Bulgaria to Quito is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sofia to Quito due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sofia in March: highs in Quito hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Charles Darwin Research Station. Step out of the city life by going to Las Grietas and El Garrapatero. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Quito to Puerto Ayora in 9.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in March: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Ecuador travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.